Overview and Installation
QVscribe for Polarion Prerequisites
QVscribe is an Add-in (extension) for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge with the following prerequisites for installation:
- Microsoft Windows version 10, 64 bit
- Google Chrome or Microsft Edge 90 or Greater
- 4 GB and above RAM
Currently, QVscribe supports Polarion Requirements V20.
QVscribe for Polarion User Set up
All QVscribe for Polarion users will need the following to setup QVscribe:
- Download files for the QVscribe Browser extension
- The QVscribe Teams Server hostname/IP
- Their username and password *Note: this not needed if you are using Active Directory for licensing
Below outlines all the steps they will need to take to setup QVscribe for Polarion:
QVscribe Installation Process
Installing QVscribe for Chrome
Step 1: Run the QVscribe installer
Step 2: Open Google Chrome and type chrome://extensions in your address bar.
Step 3: Enable the Developer Mode present on the top right corner of the window.
Step 4: Select Load-Unpacked
Step 5: Select folder (%appdata%\QRA Consulting Inc\QVscribe\chrome\extension) in your Google Chrome. The QVscribe icon will show up on the top-right corner in the extension bar.
Step 6. Disable the Developer Mode.
Step 7: Click on the QVscribe 4.0 icon and check the status of the analyzer. If the analyzer is offline, click “Start up Analyzer and Log into Server”.
Step 8: Enter your QVscribe Server IP or Hostname and then click Connect to your QVscribe Team Server. Note: This should be provided to you by your QVscribe Admin.
Step 9: Pick your identity provider. This information will be provided by your QTS Admin as well. If you are connecting via QTS User Directory, you should have been provided a username and password.
Alternatively, if you are connecting via Active Directory, you will automatically connect via your computer login credentials.
Installing QVscribe for Edge
Step 1: Run the installer (QVscribeForChrome)
Step 2: Open Microsoft Edge and type edge://extensions in your address bar. You can also access your extensions by clicking on the ellipsis icon on the top right corner of your Edge browser. Click on Extensions.
Step 3: Enable the Developer Mode present on the bottom left corner of the window.
Step 4: Select Load-Unpacked
Step 5: Select folder (%appdata\%QRA Consulting Inc\Qvscribe\chrome\extension) in the folder bar at the bottom of the window that opens.
Step 6: Disable the Developer Mode.
Step 7: After installing the QVscribe Browser Extension, you should see the QVscribe icon in the upper right next to the address bar in Microsoft Edge
If the analyzer is offline click ’Start Up Analyzer and Log into Server’.
Step 8: Enter your QVscribe for Teams Server IP or Hostname and then click. Connect to your QVscribe Teams Server.
Note: This should be provided to you by the QVscribe Admin.
Step 9: Pick your identity provider. This information will be provided by your QTS Admin as well. If you are connecting via QTS User Directory, you should have a username and password.
Alternatively, if you are set up to connect via Active Directory, you will automatically connect via your computer login credentials.
Connecting by QTS User Directory (Username and Password)
Choose QTS User Directory and click continue. This will bring you to a page to enter your QVscribe credentials provided to you by your QTS Admin.
Once you have connected you by username and password, you should see the following message.
Connecting by Active Directory
Once you have been connected by your AD, you will receive the following message.
QVscribe 4.0 service running
The Browser extension requires the underlying QVS Analyzer service to be running
Step 1: Make sure you are logged into Polarion
Step 2: Open the Browser extension in Chrome
Step 3: QVS Analyzer status should indicate online, if not, press “Start QVS Analyzer” and follow Steps 7-9 above
QVscribe for Polarion Connector Installation
This article outlines the steps needed to install the Polarion Server Extension for QVscribe. This servlet allows the QVscribe web client to communicate with the Polarion API and is necessary for QVscribe for Polarion users to access Quality, Consistency, and Similarity analysis for a set of Work Items.
Stop Polarion server
Copy the qvscribe_connector folder supplied by QRA to
[Polarion Install Path]/polarion/extensions.
Note: If you do not have a copy of the qvscribe_connector, it can be found under %appdata%QRA Consulting IncQVscribepolarion on a computer with QVscribe Polarion installed.
Delete [Polarion Install Path]/data/workspace/.config
Start Polarion server
Log into Polarion